Blacksmithing Sampler

Product Description

NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at or 585-617-9644. 

RocAFC Blacksmithing Samplers are an excellent way to get a taste of forging. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge to enhance your learning experience.

These classes are designed as teasers to let you experience what it's like to work hot steel. Focus will be on the fundamentals of hammer control to get the steel to respond the way you want it to.

NOTE: Blacksmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!

Project Descriptions:

  • Hooks: Learn the most utilized blacksmithing techniques of tapering and bending while making a hook to hang your hat on! Well you could really hang anything. (

    Open to all levels. Forging experience is a plus.)
  • Animal Head Key Fobs: Learn to make familiar animal heads out of steel with fundamental blacksmithing skills. (Open to all levels. Forging experience is a plus.)
Course Details:
  • 3.5-hour class period: 6:30pm-10pm
  • Enrollment: 3 to 8 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines

    Current Sampler Schedule (*Price reflects only one of the following dates) 

    • Thursday, August 24th: Animal Head Key Fobs (6:30pm-10pm): $75
    • Next Session TBD

    Course Feedback:

    "A great father and son experience! You only need to know how to hold a hammer!"
    -- Daniel Steiner

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